Kaufman County United Way

People from the Kaufman County United Way, Home Depot and the City of Terrell were helping to paint and construct the Born Learning Trail this week.

A new feature will be added to Ben Gill Park for children to enjoy.

The United Way of Kaufman County constructed a new trail at Ben Gill Park, called the “Born Learning Trail”.

The “Born Learning Trail” is children oriented, as it will allow them to use the trail for several activities.

Deb Helm, the new Executive Director of the United Way of Kaufman said the “Born Learning Trail” was a concerted effort that all came together very quickly.

“Recently, it came to full fruition with the help of several outstanding donors: The City of Terrell donated and placed the concrete for the track, G&S Sales donated the signs both in English and Spanish, McCoy’s Lumber donated our posts, Preferred Powder Coating donated the coatings so our posts will last for many years and Home Depot provided the paint and other items needed,” Helm said.

The “Born Learning Trail” concept was developed a few years ago with help from Laura Henry-Pugh, who is the Board of Directors of the United Way of Kaufman County and with help from the City of Terrell.

The “Born Learning Trail” will have its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the City of Terrell’s “Play Date in the Park”.

“There will be many activities that day and the United Way will have not only a ‘spin the wheel booth’ but will be selling BBQ by our famous Randy Brumbelow of Nucor as a fundraiser,” Helm said. “Please come out and enjoy the fun, it’s going to be a great day.”

On Nov. 9, the Kaufman County United Way will have its premier fundraiser and it will be a “Veteran’s Day Color Fun Run” and as a special event; 13-year old Travis Calhoun will unveil his Eagle Scout project which is a female state in honor of women who have served in the United States Military.

“This special presentation will be right after the run to honor all of our military men and women who have bravely served our country,” Helm said.

The Kaufman County United Way is also continuing its “Lending Libraries” that provides books to “take one, leave one”.

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